🌽🌽THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM
A guy met one of his school mates several years after school and he could not believe his eyes; his friend was driving one of the latest sleek Mercedes Benz cars. He went home feeling awful and very disappointed in himself. He thought he was a failure.
What he didn't know was that his friend was a driver and had been sent on an errand with his boss's car!
Rosemary nagged her husband always for not being romantic. She accused him of not getting down to open the car door for her as her friend Jane's husband did when he dropped her off at work.
What Rosemary didn't know was that Jane's husband's car had a faulty door that could only be opened from the outside!
Sampson's wife went to visit one of her long time friends and was very troubled for seeing the 3 lovely children of her friend playing around. Her problem was that she had only one child and have been struggling to conceive for the past five years.
What she didn't know was that one of those children who was the biological child of her friend had sickle cell and had just a year to live; the other two are adopted!
🌽Life does not have a universal measuring tool; so create yours and use it.
🌽Looking at people and comparing yourself with them will not make you better but bitter.
🌽If you knew the sort of load the camel carries, you wouldn't ask why it takes those gentle strides.
So be thankful to God for what you have and enjoy it. You never know, someone may earnestly be praying for what you don't appreciate but take for granted.
GOD BLESS US WITH MUCH MORE AS WE APPRECIATE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE🙏….continuing....
You have been single throughout the year, and two weeks to Christmas you fall in love….continuing....
Understand Your Fear Try to understand why you fear or what causes you to fear. Only when you have identified the source of your fear can you start on the process of overcoming it. You can start by listing all your fears on your notepad and then striking them off once you have overcome them. Breathe Deep Taking deep breaths when you are scared or worried helps you relax to a great extent. Make sure that you exhale longer than you inhale. Fear will automatically reduce since you will also calm down. This can also help you to think things out effectively. Breathing exercises can be practiced during meditation. Chalk Out A Plan & Be Positive Always have a plan for situations which may not bring you certain results. For instance, you may be afraid to attend an interview in fear of being rejected. You may also fear a date for similar reasons or may feel scared about losing your job as you do not know how life will be after that. But in all these situations, you can chalk out a plan beforehand, a plan which will bring you favorable results and thus kill all fears. Though plans do not work always, a positive attitude always does, therefore think positive in every walk of life. Confront Your Fears Many people are scared of something specific, like being in the dark or driving or swimming. If you too fall in the same category, make it a point to learn the thing that you fear doing. Even if you fail once or twice, don't give up on your hope and practice hard to overcome your fear. Switch off the lights when you are alone in a room and see what happens. You can be assured that nothing is going to attack you! Once when you have confronted your fear by actually performing the same thing that you fear, you will successfully kill your fear. Boost Up Confidence Sometimes, fear is the result of extreme low belief in oneself and low confidence. Practice exercises which help to boost self confidence. For example, you can stand in front of the mirror and pretend to speak to a stranger, so that you do not have to fear mingling with a new group of people the next time you come across one. This exercise can also help you overcome stage fright. Seek Medical Help If nothing seems to be working for you and you still feel intermittently scared, there is no harm in seeking medical help, for who knows, after a couple of sessions, you might actually be able to ward off your fear. Nowadays, there are psychiatrists who help people to overcome their fear and shortcomings. However, resort to this, only when all the above have failed…..continuing....
"I went to😁Genesis hotels through😊Exodus road. On the way, I saw 😀Leviticus recording the😃Numbers of people at😃Deuteronomy, while😃Joshua was waiting at the Beautiful gate for😁Judges to see😄Ruth calling loudly☺"Samuel, Samuel". At a stage, the first and second😃Kings of😊Chronicles were coming to visit☺Ezra,😄Nehemiah and😁Esther for the misfortune of 😯Job their brother. They started singing😒Psalms and teaching children😄Proverbs concerning😄Ecclesiates and😄Songs of Solomon. This coincided with the period that😁Isaiah was engaged in😊Jeremiah's😂Lamentations together with😄Ezekiel and😃Daniel their friend. By that time😊Amos and😄Obadiah were not around. Three days later,😁Hosea,😃Joel and😐 Jonah traveled in the same ship with😄Micah and😊Nahum to Jerusalem.😄Habakkuk then visited😃Zephaniah who introduced him to😃Haggai a friend of😃Zechariah whose cousin is😊Malachi. Immediately after the tradition,😊Mathew,😁Mark,😃Luke and😄John got involved in 😁Acts of the 😄Romans who were behaving like the 😁1st Corinthians group because the 2nd Corithians group were always at loggerheads with the 😀Galatians n 😐Ephesians.At that time too, they realized that the ☺Philippians were close to the 😃Colossians, suggested the first 😃Thessalonians visit and that on their second 😃Thessalonians visit they should first of all see the first and second of 😊Timothy brothers who had gone to the house of😃 Titus to teach ☺Philemon his younger brother how to read and write in 😄Hebrew. On hearing this, 😊James asked 😃Peter twice to explain to him how the three 😄Johns have disclosed to Jude the 😁Revelations of this journey.💐"….continuing....
Wife: Am nearly 45 yrs old and one of your friends still finds me attractive !….continuing....
An aging King realized that if he died he has no one to take over the throne. He decided to adopt a son…..continuing....
*THE SIN OF PORNOGRAPHY:*
Porn was not made for entertainment or fun it
was made purposely to destroy both the actors
and their viewers. It feeds man with lust and makes him hungry for more.
That is what result in masturbation and all abominable sexual act…..continuing....
A lady committed a crime and she was sent to court. The punishment for the crime was life imprisonment. She shed tears for help but to no avail…..continuing....
*This touched me.*….continuing....
*DID U NOTICE THAT!*….continuing....
Before 1517, every Christian was Catholic. As such, today we know that:
If you are Lutheran then your Church was founded by Fr Martin Luther in Germany in 1517.
If you are Menonite, your Church was founded by Grebel, Mantz and Blaurock, in 1525…..continuing....
Ezra and Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.
After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Ezra to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Thomas remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position.
Thomas developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.
One day Thomas felt that he could not work with Ezra anymore.
He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that Management did not value hard working staff, but only promoted only the favoured!
The Manager knew that Ezra worked very hard for the years he had spent at the company; even harder than Thomas and therefore he deserved the promotion.
So in order to help Thomas to realize this, the Manager gave Thomas a task.
“Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”
Thomas returned and said, "yes there is someone!"
The Manager asked, "how much per kg?"
Thomas drove back to town to ask and then returned to inform the Manager; "they are 13.50 per kg!"
The Manager told Thomas,
"I will give Ezra the same task that I gave you. Please pay close attention to his response!"
So the Manager said to Ezra, in the presence of Thomas;
“Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”
Ezra went to find out and on his return he said:
"Manager, there is only one person selling water melons in the whole town.
The cost is 49.00 each water melon and 32.50 for a half melon.
He sells them at 13.50 per kg when sliced. He has in his stock 93 melons, each one weighing about 7kg.
He has a farm and can supply us with melons for the next 4 months at a rate of 102 melons per day at 27.00 per melon; this includes delivery.
The melons appear fresh and red with good quality, and they taste better than the ones we sold last year.
He has his own slicing machine and is willing to slice for us free of charge.
We need to strike a deal with him before 10am tomorrow and we will be sure of beating last year's profits in melons by 223 000.00.
This will contribute positively to our overall performance as it will add a minimum of 3.78% to our current overall sales target.
I have put this information down in writing and is available on spreadsheet.
Please let me know if you need it as I can send it to you in fifteen minutes."
Thomas was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Ezra.
He decided not to resign but to learn from Ezra…..continuing....
The following conversation took place between a grandmother and her grand-daughter …..continuing....
A story is told about a young Thomas Edison who came home one day with a paper for his mother…..continuing....
What is a prayer?
Prayer doesn't just happen when we kneel or put our hands together and focus and expect things from God.
Thinking positive and wishing good for others is a prayer.
When you hug a friend.
That's a prayer.
When you cook something to nourish family and friends.
That's a prayer.
When we send off our near and dear ones and say, 'drive safely' or 'be safe'…..continuing....
Set Goals First list down all the goals that you want to accomplish. If you are not sure what you want in life, you are just bound to receive the unexpected. Nevertheless, bear in mind that goals should always be sensible and should be accomplishable. Setting unrealistic goals are of no use. Write the most important goals at the top of the list and number them accordingly. This will help you to focus more precisely. You can strike off each goal once it is accomplished. Writing down your goals will also help you to realize your priorities. Develop Strategies To Achieve Goals Once you have listed your goals, you need to evaluate and develop strategies to complete your goals. For example, if your goal is to shed some extra pounds, your broad strategy should be dieting and exercises. Nothing can be achieved straightforwardly in life. So, you need a particular strategy and dedication to pull off your goals. Have Definite Action Plans Once your broad line of attack is determined, work on your definite action plans. For instance, if dieting and exercising are your broad strategies to your weight loss goal, then your action plan should consist of a healthy diet chart; a healthy way of life, and an appropriate workout routine. Believe In Yourself If you want to accomplish your goals and become successful in life, you have to believe in yourself. All successful men and women today are doing well because they believed in themselves and were confident about their capabilities. If you believe in yourself, then you can accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. Review Your Progress Make sure you are making progress. Review your progress every week to analyze how far you have reached in accomplishing your goals. If you find you are lagging behind, hire a coach, look for help from family and friends, and above all, try to recognize why your goal is not being met. Find a solution to accomplish your goal. Be Self Motivated Self motivation is a must to achieve goals and success in life. Motivational books and CDs are great ways to keep you motivated and will help you to stay focused towards your goals. The more self motivated you are, the easier it is to work towards your objectives…..continuing....
Enhance your listening skills. It will make you less defensive and allow you to analyze the statement of other person deeply. You should listen to the other person with patience and give a logical approach to the same. Let the other person complete what he/she wants to say. Once he/she is done, give your feedback. This would allow both of you to lay forward your view point. However, make sure that whatever is said is logical and pertains to the present situation.n Never think that you are always right. If people have been correcting you time and again, know that there is some problem which lies inside you. Accept that you have a problem of arguing on small issues and work on it to exclude the same from your behavior. Accepting your weakness will strengthen your relationship. Also, ask them to help you come out of the problem. Inculcate understanding in yourself. Instead of thinking about your own issues, try to understand the other person's views, feelings, state of mind, etc. This will help you to talk calmly and make the relationship a strong one. After understanding the other person, your approach will not be illogical or defensive. The feedback will be based on the feelings of both the people and not only yours. Introspect yourself and increase your self control power. Also, be aware of the place and people around before heading towards an argument. A couple must never involve in the argument in front of their children. It may have a bad impact on them. Respect each other to share great relationship. Similarly, indulging in a heated argument in a public place such as a mall or cinema hall would make people think of you as uncivilized. Be positive in your thinking. It will exclude negativity from inside and you will have a healthy approach towards any issue. If you have positive nature, you will never get involved in any kind of argument. Do not make excuses and be truthful. Improve yourself rather than giving explanation all the time…..continuing....
to be rich.
to be Happy.
they grow up
they will know
the value of things
not the price….continuing....